Uttakleiv Beach

Uttakleiv Beach, Leknes: Address, Uttakleiv Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Uttakleiv Beach
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Kalleus
Finland130 contributions
Jul 2020 • Friends
This beach offers a stunning view with mountains rising all around it. The positioning is perfect as the sun sets and rises right towards the beach in the summer. We had the pleasure of witnessing a midsummer sunset after heavy rain and the place really lit up. It's very popular area for campers and hikers with tents and rightfully so. If you want to experience the view from heights, you can take the Veggen mountain hike with the trail starting right behind the parking lot.
Written July 28, 2020
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Summer_angel04
Oslo, Norway86 contributions
Jul 2020
Only 15 mins from Leknes, you will find the most fantastic beach. You can picnic there, hike in the mountains, camp or watch the sheep grazing nearby. Going for a swim and watching the sunset is of course also highly recommended! Enjoy :)
Written August 19, 2020
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reise3
908 contributions
Jul 2019
Loved Uttakleiv Beach for its remote location & scenic beauty. It's a beautiful crescent shaped area of white sand & rocky shoreline surrounded by lush green hills and mountains. There are several areas to picnic or camp out. Luckily, at the time of our visit, there weren't many tourists, but there were plenty of sheep running everywhere.
Written June 24, 2020
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Irina L
1,095 contributions
Feb 2020
One of most fantastic places to enjoy midnight sun. Highly recommended. Camping place costs 200kr/ day
Written February 19, 2020
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DuncanTCH
Home552 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
We were in Lofoten for a day on a recent 12 week cruise of Norway. If you haven't been to Norway, the country is simply beautiful and everywhere you look is simply breathtaking.

Uttakleiv Beach, like many other places in Norway, is beautiful...but it's also crammed with tourists. I'm not exactly such what the fascination is with pointing out the beaches in Lofoten, but this seems to be a highlight. And while it's a pretty beach, there are significantly far, far, far better beach and more beautiful beach in the world...then again, one doesn't go to Norway to look at the beaches (hence, my loss for understanding why it's so important to point this site out to tourist).

And tourist there are! There must have been no fewer than 15 tour buses (all full), all trying to figure out where to park/turn around. Hundreds of tourist vying to get the "perfect shot", each running into the other's pictures.

And then the sheep appeared!!

One would have thought that the elusive white rhino had been spotted. Tourist running (yes, running) after the sheep to capture one of the creature's picture. Obviously, people need a little more rural exposure.

If you want to "check off" the ideal spots in Lofoten, then definitely head here. If you want to experience the beauty of Norway in a more authentic setting...head somewhere else (and there are plenty to chose from).
Written July 11, 2018
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NWtraveler969
Seattle, WA317 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
We stopped here for lunch on a drizzly June afternoon. The parking charge is 40 NOK for a standard car and we stayed for less than an hour. Haukland beach was prettier and no parking charge, and some nice walking at that beach.
Written July 15, 2018
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Joao P
Olhao, Portugal66 contributions
Apr 2018
Going from Haukland Beach to Uttakleiv Beach is a walk (~6km) that is worth doing. The views are amazing (like all of Lofoten) and the path is good, even in the winter (although I only recommend it if it is not snowing nor raining). There is a tunnel that connects both beaches also that can be done walking (there are reflective vests on both entries of the tunnel that can be used to pass the tunnel in a more safe way). The suggestion is go from one beach to the other, and return by the tunnel (way faster).
Written April 6, 2018
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sreyemlk
Brisbane, Australia315 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
We'd been to Haukland Beach and were curious about the tunnel though the mountain so we ventured along the 800m road to Uttakleiv Beach. It's a very scenic beach, but after spending quite a bit of time marvelling at Haukland we didn't stay here too long.

You can walk over the mountain between the two beaches, but the tunnel was great .... almost spooky as we were the only ones there.
Written April 26, 2017
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cbellehu
Memphis, TN229 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
Connected by one-hor walk to hauckland beach. But you can also drive to both beaches. Mountains visible as are flat agricultural areas. Combined with nearby hAuckland beach, you get picnic areas, rock in water pictures, waves, mountains, and a hike opportunity.
Written March 29, 2017
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glenfiddich1985
Bangkok, Thailand546 contributions
Aug 2019
We had a short stop here for sightseeing. There is a small parking fee of NOK50 for normal car. Many local people do picnic here or even do camping. Very nice place to visit. Parking staff claimed that it is the most beautiful beach in Europe.
Written August 29, 2019
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